Honeycomb Washcloth

Honeycomb Washcloth
designed by: Nancy in SC 104107.2623@compuserve.com
Rating: Medium

Materials: Sugar and Cream MC, and CC (divided into 2 balls), Size 8 US Needles, Guage = 4 1/2 sts. to inch

Instructions: A multiple of 6 stitches + 2, size can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing number of cast on stitches by 6. All slip stitches are done as if to purl.

With CC cast on 44 stitches. Knit 6 rows (garter stitch Border). Keeping 3 stitches on each side in CC and garter stitch. (Knit every row) For side borders, begin pattern row 1 on center 38 stitches. Continue in pattern adding second ball of CC on row 3 for right border.

Row 1: Right side. With CC, P1, with yarn in front Sl 3, P3, Sl 3, etc across. End P 4. Yarn should lay loosly across front of work.
Row 2: With CC, K 4, with yarn in back, Sl 3, K3, Sl 3, K 3, Sl 3 across. End K1. Yan should lay loosely across right side of work.
Row 3: With MC Knit across.
Row 4: With MC Purl across.
Row 5: With MC, K 2, KUL (knit under loops by inserting right hand needle under the 2 loops laying across work and knitting the next stitch, at the same time slipping the loops over to the back of the stitch), K 5, KUL, K 5, across, end K 5.
Row 6: With MC Purl
Row 7: With CC, P 4, with yarn in front Sl 3, P 3, Sl 3, P 3 across, end P 1.
Row 8: With CC, K1, with yarn in back Sl 3, K 3, Sl 3, K 3, Sl 3, etc across. End K 4.
Row 9: With MC knit across.
Row 10: With MC Purl across.
Row 11: With MC K5, KUL, K 5, KUL, K 5, end K 2.
Row 12: With MC Purl across.

Repeat 12 rows for pattern, working rows 1, 2, 7, and 8, in CC all others in MC
When cloth is 1 inch less than desired length ending with either row 6, or row 12 break off MC and with CC knit 6 rows. Bind off loosely.

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